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Dan Jay
GUNPOWDER: The Disasters of War #1, 2016

Mixed media Conte Crayon, powdered charcoal, sulfur and crystalline potassium nitrate
18’ x 24”


GUNPOWDER: The Disasters of War #1 uses the components of gunpowder, charcoal (black), sulfur (yellow) and potassium nitrate (white beads) to obscure sketched scenes of violence and injustice such as Columbine, Ferguson and Abu Ghraib. These components when mixed together are explosive but are kept separate by being encased in resin and thus cannot be combined to add to the violence.”